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Polymers
Gordon Research Conference

Inventive Synthesis for Innovative Technologies

Dates

June 14-19, 2015

Location

Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA

Organizers

Chair:
Marc A. Hillmyer

Vice Chair:
Matthew L. Becker

Meeting Description

The 2015 Polymers Gordon Research Conference (GRC) will assemble an international community of participants to share and discuss the most recent and innovative advances in polymer synthesis, assembly, characterization, and performance. Both synthetic and biologically-derived materials will be emphasized in the oral and poster presentations. Conference topics will span fundamentally new methods for polymer synthesis to emerging concepts in polymer self-assembly to application of novel polymers across technological arenas that positively impact society including energy, medicine, sustainability, and microelectronics. Importantly, the conference will provide mechanisms for professional networking through discussion sessions, daily poster sessions, and the participation of a broad cohort of student and scientists from industry academia and national laboratories. This conference will be preceded by a Gordon Research Seminar (GRS), which will enable future scientific leaders to network and meet current leaders from academia, government, and industry. Outstanding lectures and posters from the GRS will be identified and highlighted at the GRC conference. Combined, the Polymers GRS and GRC constitute an exciting, influential and important collection of presentations in the field of polymer science.

Related Meeting

This GRC was held in conjunction with the "Polymers" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Final Meeting Program

Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmDevice Applications
Discussion Leaders: Yang Qin (University of New Mexico, USA) and Bryan Boudouris (Purdue University, USA)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmLynn Loo (Princeton University, USA)
"Vertical Phase Separation and Its Implications on Polymer Solar Cells"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmJoseph DeSimone (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
"Advances in Imprint Lithography and In Situ Polymer Synthesis via 3D Additive Fabrication"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmAqueous Systems
Discussion Leaders: Donghui Zhang (Louisiana State University, USA) and Agostino Pietrangelo (Rutgers University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amHeather Maynard (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
"Biomimetic Polymers as Alternatives to PEG"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amNathan Gianneschi (University of California, San Diego, USA)
"Tissue Targeting with Biomolecule-Responsive Nanoparticles"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmBrent Sumerlin (University of Florida, USA)
"Combining Covalent Integrity with Adaptability: Responsive Materials Through Reversible Bonds"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmBiomaterials
Discussion Leaders: April Kloxin (University of Delaware, USA) and Brooke Van Horn (College of Charleston, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmKim Chaffin (Medtronic, USA)
"The Hydrolytic Instability of PDMS Modified Urethanes"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmMelissa Grunlan (Texas A&M University, USA)
"Overcoming the Poor Ability of PEO to Reduce Protein Adsorption onto Silicone"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmOlefin Polymerization
Discussion Leaders: Garret Miyake (University of Colorado, USA) and Lisa Baugh (ExxonMobil Research & Engineering, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amLawrence Sita (University of Maryland, USA)
"New Realities and Opportunities for Precision Polyolefins"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amJerzy Klosin (The Dow Chemical Company, USA)
"Development of High Efficient Molecular Catalysts for Ethylene-Styrene Production"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmKyoko Nozaki (University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Coordination Copolymerization of Olefins with Polar Monomers"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmNew Synthesis Concepts
Discussion Leaders: Emily Pentzer (Case Western Reserve University, USA) and Luis Campos (Columbia University, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmWilliam Dichtel (Cornell University, USA)
"Dynamic Processes and Leveraging the Porosity of Cross-Linked Polymer Networks"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmRobert H. Grubbs (California Institute of Technology, USA)
"Preparation of Functional Polymers Using ROMP Initiators"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPorous and Responsive Functional Materials
Discussion Leaders: Lei Fang (Texas A&M University, USA) and Andrew Boydston (University of Washington, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amRint Sijbesma (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
"Mechanoluminescence, an Ultrasensitive Probe of Bond Scission in Polymeric Materials"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amMalancha Gupta (University of Southern California, USA)
"Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition of Functional Polymers"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmNeil McKeown (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
"Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity for Use as Molecular Sieves"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFunctional Thin Films
Discussion Leaders: Victoria Piunova (IBM Almaden Research Center, USA) and Christophe Sinturel (University of Orleans, France)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmPaula Hammond (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Programmable Nanolayers for Designer Medical Treatments"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmGrant Willson (University of Texas, USA)
"Designing Polymers for High Resolution Patterning Applications"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPrecision Structures
Discussion Leaders: Nathaniel Lynd (University of Texas at Austin, USA) and Eva Harth (Vanderbilt University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amNicole Sampson (Stony Brook University, USA)
"Novel Functional Monomers for Alternating Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amJean Francois Lutz (Institut Charles Sadron / CNRS, France)
"Unnatural Information-Containing Macromolecules"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 11:45 amFrank Leibfarth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Flow-IEG: Scalable Synthesis of Sequence and Architecturally Defined Unimolecular Macromolecules"
11:45 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:05 pmHanze Ying (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
"Dynamic Polymeric Materials Bearing Hindered Urea Bonds"
12:05 pm - 12:10 pmDiscussion
12:10 pm - 12:25 pmEric Appel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Polymer-Nanoparticle Hydrogels: From Fundamentals to Advanced Healthcare Solutions"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFunctional Advanced Materials
Discussion Leaders: Yan Xia (Stanford University, USA) and Kathryn Beers (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmCraig Hawker (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
"New Strategies for Control of Polymer Structure"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmBryan Coughlin (University of Massachusetts, USA)
"At the End: The Chemistry of Polymer End-Groups Does Matter"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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